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The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Kia Makarechi

Wu-Tang Rapper: 'Tell Kanye There's No Sound In Space'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment

Before Shawn Corey Carter picked a stylized version of the word "Jehova" (J-Hova, "Hov") for a nickname and well before Kanye West decided to shed his...

10 Tips for Giving a Kick Ass Keynote

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.10.2012 | Small Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Actors want to direct. Directors want to produce. And consultants want to be kick ass speakers. And why not? The pay is good. It doesn't take much time. And it's a lot less heavy lifting than most consulting gigs.

The Boss Named SXSW Keynote Speaker

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Fifty

AUSTIN, Texas — Rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest music festival in Texas. Organizers a...

Human Interaction: The Skill Nobody Ever Teaches You

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

What's more important: knowledge, work habits or the way we interact with others? Recently, one of my clients was creating a project team. Several pe...

Shamed into Shunning Starch and Sugar

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Is fast food the new smoking? If you're under thirty-five, you probably don't remember the days when people used to smoke in meetings. The image of ...

Do Your Innovation Emperor, Rules & Idea Management Help or Hinder the Process?

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

In the pursuit of innovation, many "enlightened" companies try to follow what they believe are established morays and best practices. Then they wonder why innovation falls fallow.

Why Being a Great Boss and a Great Parent Aren't That Different

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When we think about great parents, we tend to use words like loving, nurturing and kind. Yet when describing high performing bosses, we're more likel...

Undercover Boss: What Would It Reveal About Your Company?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What do employees say and do when the boss isn't watching? Organizations say they want to know what goes on behind the scenes. But more often than...

The Mancession: The Numbers Reveal the New Normal

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Whether you got there by choice or force, the new mash-up we call work and life doesn't look like it used to. The sooner we make peace with that, the quicker we'll get over our embarrassment.

Divorce: The Devil is in the Details

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We all know them; you might even be one of them. They're the bitter divorced people who five years later are still seething with anger at their ex-spo...

How To Get Your Way Without Alienating Others

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

"At a certain point it gets to be about me, right?" He was a seasoned professional who'd been in business for years, and when he asked me this questi...

Eight Affirmations That Change Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We all have our mantras, expressions like "money doesn't grow on trees" or "blood is thicker than water." They're often the sayings we grew up with,...

Why Are We So Weirded-Out by the "L Word"

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

People are weird about love. Everybody wants to be loved, but nobody wants to talk about it. We'll tell a stranger how much we love our iPod. Yet w...

Are You Letting A Lizard Ruin Your Relationships?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you ever wonder why some people do the things they do? We all have our own unique perspectives and experiences. Our unique point of view is the le...

Appreciating the Fragile Beauty of the Mundane

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

My neighbors just lost their 17-year-old daughter to cancer. She was diagnosed 13 months ago. Up until three weeks ago, she was responding well to th...

Why Sales Doesn't Have to Be Icky

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Bring up the topic of sales, and you'll likely get eye rolls from people who believe that "selling" is all about high-pressure tactics, telemarketing ...

Self-Dicipline: The Pain and Pleasure of Teaching Yourself To Do the Boring Stuff

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I have a love-hate relationship with self-discipline. I love the results, but I hate the process. Discipline can be a loaded word. We tend to think ...

A Tale of Two Teachers: It Was the Best of Class, It Was the Worst of Class

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Do you ever feel like you're surrounded by negativity? Sometimes it seems like everyone around you has a bad attitude. You try your best, but it's al...

The Case For Dismantling Giant Banks

Lawrence G. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence G. McDonald

These 21st century banks have become deadly, systemically risky dominoes that can crush us all if they fail, or can bankrupt us all with debt if we have to bail them out.

1st Poll Results -- What 5000+ Air Americans Think

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Our poll might not represent a scientific sample but a) it is five times larger than the usual national poll sample and b) we do represent a growing progressive movement.